Alex Paxton-Beesley (Lola the kitsune in The Kenzi Scale) is now Ellen Corcoran in COPPER, season 2 of which begins on BBC America 23 June at 10pm. Ellen is the wife of Detective Kevin Corcoran who is played by another hyphenated actor, Tom Weston-Jones. Ellen had gone missing for some time and was eventually located by her husband in a mental institution.
Julie Brar (Suneetha, the cabbit eaten by Inga Cadranel in Those Who Wander) will play all six roles in THE VERY VERY GIRL, a play which she also wrote. It’s about a 15 year old girl who leaves her traditional Sikh family to escape abuse, and ends up stripping in bars across Canada. The play follows the title character’s search for freedom. Brar’s one-woman show will be at the Annex Theatre in Toronto from 5 July to 13 July as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.
WOMEN DIRECTORS A RARITY
According to The Globe and Mail, FOCUS ON WOMEN 2013, a report on gender equality, surveyed 21 Canadian TV series. Of 272 episodes, 84% were directed by men. You’d think LOST GIRL would do better than that, and it did (just barely). Only about 81% of LOST GIRL episodes have been directed by men. The first season of LOST GIRL had no female directors. In the second and third seasons, 9 episodes were directed by 3 women. Lynne Stopkewich directed episode #20 (Fae Gone Wild). Gail Harvey did 4 episodes, the most recent being Delinquents (ep #45). And Lee Rose did 4 episodes, the first of which was Masks (ep #25).